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394 days ago

"Dating" a plane - 9 replies

Ok guys, my latest addiction arrived in pretty decent shape. It’s a Stanley #3, and is a sweet plane. Cleaning, sharpening, and tuning didn’t take long at all. I’d like to figure out how old it is. The lever cap has the kidney shape and Stanley with a red background, but no patent # on the back. The blade has Stanley stamped...

397 days ago

When to replace the iron? - 23 replies

I recently picked up a Stanley #4 from ebay. The plane was pretty rusty, but cleaned up fairly well. There was some pitting on the sole, but nothing I can’t live with. The iron and chip breaker were in worse shape. The iron had been badly ground and wasn’t square. I got the cutting edge square and polished the back, but I̵...

398 days ago

Sewing machine lifts - 14 replies

Anyboby have a source for electric sewing machine lifts? I’ve used the air lift Rockler sells but have a request for an electric version. The only one I’ve found so far is this one: http://www.allbrands.com/categories/1898/3283-fashion-roberts-electric-lift-mechanism-3position#tab_product_description I’m hoping to find ot...

401 days ago

Triton Tools - 16 replies

Anybody know where Triton tools are made? I’m looking at the spindle sander and it appears to be a decent value.

414 days ago

How often do you change blades? - 7 replies

To me, one of the biggest drawbacks to the SawStop was the need to change the cartridge whenever installing a dado set. Given the nature of the workflow in my shop, in a typical day we may change blades 7 or 8 times including a couple of dado setups. I use different blades for rip and crosscut, and seldom if ever use a combination blade. Ho...


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